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Ireland's prime minister warns Theresa May over making deal with DUP

Ireland's prime minister warns Theresa May over making deal with DUP

Ex-PM says the United Kingdom government has to be "an honest broker " in Northern Ireland. "People regard the peace process, which was very hard earned over very many years by a lot of people, people shouldn't regard it is a given". The Stormont parties have until a June 29 deadline to reach consensus and re-establish a ruling executive. 12-5-2017 Tony Blair, Former British Prime Minister addressing the EPP conference on Brexit. Read More

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Jeff Sessions to appear before Senate Intelligence committee

The memo did not mention Russian Federation, but Trump separately told NBC News that he was thinking about the Russian Federation investigation when he made a decision to fire Comey. However, Sessions refused to say whether he ever spoke with Trump about firing Comey. Sessions has called those allegations "false charges", and said they were hurtful and has tried to move past them. Read More

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Sharing power, Southgate gives Kane captaincy against Scots

Sharing power, Southgate gives Kane captaincy against Scots

England substitute Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain looked to have set the visitors on course for a World Cup qualifying victory with a 70th-minute opener. But Kane stunned the crowd two minutes into injury time when he volleyed home a ideal pass from Raheem Sterling , a goal that prevented what would have been England's first World Cup qualifying loss since a defeat to Ukraine in 2009. Read More

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American Otto Warmbier Has Been Released From A North Korean Prison

The timing of Warmbier's release suggests it was coordinated through back channels, as Rodman has only just arrived in North Korea, and such a deal would take a long time to arrange. Republican Sen. Rob Portman says North Korea should be "universally condemned for its abhorrent behavior". Democratic Sen. Sherrod Brown of Cleveland described North Korea's actions as "despicable". Read More

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House votes to weaken Obama-era bank crackdown law

These powers allowed the nation's watchdogs to wind down failing institutions, and allow banks to be exempted from many existing financial rules if they agree to significantly increase the amount of capital they hold. The American Bankers Association applauded the House vote, saying the bill would "fix financial rules that are holding back the USA economy, and doing little to enhance safety and soundness". Read More

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United Kingdom election: Brexit plans in disarray

The loyalist and socially conservative party , the biggest in Northern Ireland, has drawn controversy for opposing same-sex marriage and any reform of the province's strict abortion laws. "The Prime Minister called the election because she wanted a mandate". Beleaguered British Prime Minister Theresa May is appointing new members of her government after several of them lost their seats in Parliament in this week's general election that proved disastrous for her Conservative Party . Read More

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Sessions to face sharp questions on Trump, Russia, Comey

Sessions to face sharp questions on Trump, Russia, Comey

The matter is also being investigated by several congressional panels, including the Senate Intelligence Committee. Last week, Comey raised additional questions about Sessions' involvement, saying the FBI knew of reasons why it would be problematic for the attorney general to stay involved in the Russian Federation investigation well before Sessions recused himself in March. Read More

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Fellow Republicans press Trump about tapes

Fellow Republicans press Trump about tapes

Comey said Trump told Sessions and other administration officials to leave the room before Trump asked him in February to drop a probe into former National Security Adviser Michael Flynn's contacts with Russian Federation. "And of course, he said he would testify", Schumer continued. In March Mr Sessions recused himself from all investigations involving Russia, after revelations that he had not disclosed during his confirmation hearing previous contacts with Russian officials. Read More

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SESSIONS TESTIMONY | Allegations of collusion with Russians 'a detestable lie'

But the attorney general left Democratic senators deeply frustrated when he declined to go into the reasons for Comey's dismissal and wouldn't say whether the President ordered him out of the Oval Office so he could talk privately with Comey on February 14, in an encounter the former Federal Bureau of Investigation director said included a request for him to go easy on former national security adviser Michael Flynn. Read More

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Trump says Qatar funding terrorism at 'high level'

Trump says Qatar funding terrorism at 'high level'

Qatar is home to a vital US military base. Secretary of State Rex Tillerson speaks about Qatar at the State Department in Washington , Friday June 9 , 2017. In this October 23, 2012 photo, then-Emir of Qatar Sheik Hamad bin Khalifa al-Thani, center right, and then Gaza's Hamas Prime minister Ismail Haniyeh, third left, arrive for the corner-stone laying ceremony of a new center providing artificial limbs, in Bait Lahiya, northern Gaza Strip. Read More

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Fmr Intercept Reporter Pleads Guilty to Jewish Center Bomb Threats

Fmr Intercept Reporter Pleads Guilty to Jewish Center Bomb Threats

In each instance, he would use the name of his ex. "Fueling fear and distress, Juan Thompson made fake bomb threats to over a dozen Jewish Community Centers and organizations around the country", Joon H. "For this, I deeply apologize and plead guilty", said the Vasser University graduate. "Newtown" is a reference to the 2012 massacre at Sandy Hook Elementary School that claimed the lives of 26 educators and children. Read More

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Five facts about Attorney General Jeff Sessions

Sessions seemingly acknowledged the need to give himself an out from that line of questioning, saying he can not guarantee his recollection of events is correct. Comey's decision to announce past year that Clinton would not be prosecuted over her emails was a "usurpation" of the Justice Department's authority, Sessions said. Read More

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North Korea releases detained U.S. student 'in coma'

It was not immediately clear if he had made any concessions. News of Warmbier's release emerged around the time that former basketball star Dennis Rodman returned to North Korea for a second visit. The announcement of his release comes amid high tensions between Washington and Pyongyang following a series of missile tests by the North, which have triggered tightened United Nations sanctions . Read More

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Attorney General Jeff Sessions to publicly testify Tuesday

Attorney General Jeff Sessions to publicly testify Tuesday

A Trump confidant, Chris Ruddy, told "PBS NewsHour" on Monday the president was weighing whether to fire the special counsel, former FBI Director Robert Mueller. While Comey did not run to tell Sessions of his concerns over what the President supposedly said about the investigation of Michael Flynn, Comey did say he asked Sessions to shield him from Mr. Read More

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California winner of $447M Powerball can claim prize Monday

California winner of $447M Powerball can claim prize Monday

The 10th largest Powerball drawing was held Saturday night. A person or family in Sun City has become almost $448 million richer after buying a winning Powerball ticket, according to lottery officials. Today, the homes clustered around a golf course are part of Menifee, population 89,000. Store owner Matthew Alberre said he does not know which of his customers won the jackpot. Read More

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Jeff Sessions: Everything you need to know about the attorney general

Jeff Sessions: Everything you need to know about the attorney general

Sessions removed himself from involvement any probe into alleged Russian meddling in the elections in March, but maintained he did nothing wrong by failing to disclose that he met previous year with Russia's ambassador. What can you tell us about this? Trump's tendency to bring up the Russian Federation investigation, whether by insulting Comey or hinting at the existence of tapes, has created a headache for Republicans who want to focus on the party's priorities such as healthcare and tax ... Read More

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No, Trump Did Not Violate the Constitution's Emoluments Clause

Even if the parties are unsuccessful in their legal endeavor, a judge simply allowing the lawsuit to advance could provoke a major revelation about President Trump, regarding his taxes. "The emoluments clauses are a firewall against presidential corruption and the one thing we know about President Trump is he understands the value of walls", Frosh, a former state senator from Bethesda, said during a press conference Monday in D.C. Read More

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Inmates shoot, kill 2 correctional officers in Georgia

Inmates shoot, kill 2 correctional officers in Georgia

It wasn't immediately clear if either of the escaped inmates was responsible for the shootings. Monica was hired in October 2009 and Billue was hired in July 2007. Putnam County Sheriff's Office spokeswoman Teresa Slade says the incident occurred about 7:23 a.m. Tuesday, southeast of Atlanta. A representative from the Oconee County Sheriff's Office states the escapees broke into a home south of Athens and took clothing, leaving their prison uniforms behind. Read More

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This man's moustache won the BBC Question Time debate

This man's moustache won the BBC Question Time debate

A landslide victory for the Conservative Party in the United Kingdom will be no longer, according to polls taken less than a week away from the national election. May was accused of "broken promises" for going for an early election on June 8 after she had repeatedly said she would not, and for a U-turn on a key manifesto pledge on elderly social care. Read More

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USA is losing in Afghanistan, says Pentagon chief

USA is losing in Afghanistan, says Pentagon chief

U.S. Defense Secretary Jim Mattis told lawmakers Tuesday that the United States is not gaining in the fight to stabilize Afghanistan and vowed to present a strategy to Congress "by mid-July". The former Marine Corps general said he was "shocked" by the decline in USA military readiness and essentially placed all of the blame squarely on the members of Congress. Read More

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North says Kim supervised test of new anti-ship missile

North says Kim supervised test of new anti-ship missile

The launch follows the move of Moon's government suspending the deployment of a controversial USA missile defense system which had strained relations with China and angered North Korea . Just one day before this latest North Korea missile test, Vice Admiral James Syring, head of the U.S. Missile Defense Agency, told the House Armed Services Committee that the United States "must assume that North Korea can reach us with a ballistic missile". Read More

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SKorea leader proposes Asian nations co-host 2030 World Cup

South Korean President Moon Jae-in said on Monday ties with Japan are being blocked by historical issues that will take time to resolve and he asked for Japan's understanding and cooperation on the issue. But North Korea has conducted several missile launches in a show of its resolve to continue its weapons development program. The two Koreas have been divided along the world's most heavily fortified border since the 1950-53 Korean War ended with an armistice, not a peace treaty. Read More

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Donald Trump Outlines Infrastructure Plan: 'It's Time to Rebuild Our Country'

Donald Trump Outlines Infrastructure Plan: 'It's Time to Rebuild Our Country'

Trump has been highlighting increasing premiums and insurance company pull-outs from the law's exchanges as he pushes a GOP replacement plan . "We're having no help - it's only obstruction from the Democrats", he said. 'The last statewide insurer in the great state of OH is leaving, ' Trump said. Share with Us - We'd love to hear eyewitness accounts, the history behind an article, and smart, constructive criticism. Read More

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Instagram archive now rolling out to everyone

Instagram archive now rolling out to everyone

You're the only person who can see your archived posts, so if you decide that a post shouldn't be public but you don't want to outright delete it, you can simply move it to your archive instead. Starting now, Instagram has an archiving option. For many, it's an art to achieve the right aesthetic for your feed, therefore four (or more) photos are uploaded and then reloaded so you can find the ideal fit. Read More

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Trump 'predicted' travel ban setback in court

Trump 'predicted' travel ban setback in court

That issue wasn't before the 4th Circuit, because in the Maryland case it considered, the lower court judge had not struck down the refugee program's suspension. This is the measure affected by the Ninth Circuit ruling. One portion of the "travel ban" executive order - which does not limit travel or immigration and calls for the government to carry out an internal review of the refugee admission process - should be allowed to go into effect. Read More

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Germany: number of Britons granted citizenship quadruples

A total of 2,865 British people became citizens of Germany in 2016 because of the European Union referendum. Almost 2,900 British citizens were naturalized in Germany in 2016, a hefty 361% rise on the year before. The largest national group of those who received a German passport were Turks with 16,290 naturalizations. Poles were the second-biggest, with 6 632. Read More

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Sears Canada Q1 down; retailer faces uncertain future

Sears Canada Q1 down; retailer faces uncertain future

Its shares tanked, down 22 per cent to 89 cents in midday trading on the Toronto Stock Exchange. Sears said the drop was due in part to a planned reduction in catalogues due to lower customer demand. That, combined with the company's lack of other assets, mean there are material uncertainties as to whether Sears Canada can continue to satisfy its obligations and operate. Read More

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